Urban League to Honor Local Heroes at Annual Gala

By National Urban League
Published 01 AM EDT, Thu Oct 17, 2019
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The Lorain County Urban League (Elyria, OH) will hold its annual gala at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 11, at the Emerald Event Center in Avon.

The Urban League is celebrating 41 years of service to all of the communities in Lorain County, according to a news release. 

The Urban League will highlight hometown heroes at this year's gala. 

Since 1978, the Lorain County Urban League has been committed to its mission to empower African Americans and under-served people to thrive through direct service, collaboration and advocacy, according to the release.

The Lorain County Urban League believes there is a role for everyone to play, whether you are a parent, teacher, student, community leader or business leader; more can be achieved when people work together to empower communities and change lives.

“I am so excited about this year's gala," said Parris Smith, interim CEO of the Lorain County Urban League. "We have put in a lot of thought and intention into this year's event and are looking forward to honoring our Hometown Heroes.”

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